15th annual Community Health Fair set for June 11 in Aurora

Posted6/3/2022 1:10 PM

The Kane County Health Department, in partnership with the Aurora African American Health Coalition and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, is sponsoring the 15th annual Health Fair: Healthy Mind, Body and Soul on Saturday, June 11.

It will be 9 a.m. to noon at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora.


This free event, which is open to all, includes immunizations/vaccines, speakers, vendors, activities for children, giveaways, fitness demos, healthy snacks as well as a farmers market.

In addition, the event will feature no cost health screenings. Pre-registration and an 8-hour fast are required. See the website for registration details. The screening package includes:

• Panel C - Testing that consists of a 37- component blood chemistry profile. In addition to identifying signs of heart disease and diabetes, Panel C tests for liver and kidney malfunction, and thyroid, blood, and nutrition disorders.

• Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - Screens for signs of prostate cancer in men.

• Body Mass Index - BMI will be calculated if height and weight are self- reported.

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Also at the event, the Kane County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management will be offering classes in emergency and disaster preparedness and first aid geared towards children in first to fifth grade.

Additional vendors are invited to participate.

For more information, visit AuroraAAHealthcoalition.org/annual-health-fair.

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